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Libero Deploys CP SmartStore with Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)
[December 12, 2012]

Libero Deploys CP SmartStore with Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)

San Mateo, CA, Dec 12, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Critical Path, Inc. (CP), a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications, and Libero, the most popular portal, ISP, and email provider in Italy, with more than 13 million unique users per month, today formally announced their latest collaborative effort.

Libero has successfully deployed CP SmartStore on its petabytes class, multi-tier storage infrastructure. As CP's latest innovation in email storage optimization, 'SmartStore' incorporates patent-pending technology that 'Boosts Your Storage', maximizing the value of current storage assets and delivering savings of over 35%: Leverages existing storage to increase quotas Reduces capital expenditure by investing in elastic storage Meets consumer demand for increased storage capacity Competes with OTT mail providers for subscriber loyalty These four elements are pillars to increasing ARPU, reducing churn, and keeping customers happy, the ultimate goal of any service provider.

CP's unified communications platform fully embraces CDMI Cloud storage as a solution via SmartStore Cloud, creating a cost-effective mechanism for mailboxes to grow at petabyte scale. This revolutionary approach is a powerful innovation compared to the classic, static Storage Area Network (SAN) framework. SmartStore Cloud provides an elastic framework for data growth, based on user demand, with the ability to scale over hundreds millions of mailboxes and hundred of thousand of domains at unparalleled cost savings.

A second relevant SmartStore benefit is its eco-friendliness. With 35% savings in space, SmartStore reflects a new green approach to email. Less space means lower power consumption and higher efficiency, making any data-center more effective and efficient.

"We are pleased to have Libero as the first CP client choosing our latest innovation in storage management. SmartStore and SmartStore Cloud further strengthen our leading position in Unified Communications", shared Mark Palomba, CEO of CP. "In fact, The Radicati Group recently rated CP as a 'Top Player' in Messaging Platforms for Service Providers. We view innovations such as CP SmartStore as validation of that industry leadership", Palomba added.

Antonio Converti, CEO of Libero Srl said, "We are always looking for new ways of improving our services. That's why we chose CP as our partner. Storage management is an important issue, both for us and our clients, and we want to offer our users only the best services on the market. The needs of email users are continuously evolving, and with CP we're always a step ahead. As the first email service in Italy, Libero is committed to innovation." The Libero and CP partnership is a long and successful collaboration. Technology innovations that are meaningful to end users, such as SmartStore, boost both companies abilities to succeed in the marketplace.

___________________ About Critical Path, Inc.

CP is a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications. CP connects the world, delivering superior technology, solutions, service, and support to leading Enterprise and Service Provider customers worldwide. CP empowers customers with maximum choice, flexibility, and confidence by delivering world-class, scalable solutions via the cloud, software, and appliance.

CP's extensive portfolio of products, delivered as white-label services and applications, enables millions of people to communicate, connect, share, and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. With offices around the globe, CP helps customers drive revenue, boost loyalty, streamline operations, and reduce costs. More information is available at

Critical Path, the Critical Path logo, Mirapoint, Memova and the Memova logo are the trademarks of Critical Path, Inc., registered in various jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

About Libero Libero Srl has been operating since May 2011, merging the activities of the Libero Portal and the ITnet Internet Service Provider, two internet landmarks in Italy. appeared on July 13, 1999 as the first Internet portal and free e-mail provider in Italy. With the largest Internet community in Italy, at over 13 million single users per month, it is the first convergent portal capable of providing a wide range of services and content, including search, news, sports, finance, entertainment, blogging, online dating, shopping and specialized themed channels.

Reporters, Editors - for additional information, contact: CP Cristian Germani Email: cp-publicrelations(at)cp(dot)net Phone: +39 011 4513811 Libero Simona Vecchies - Rossella Amato Image Building Email: libero(at)imagebuilding(dot)it Phone: + 3902 89011300 Read the full story at

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